Edmonton Indy


Edmonton Indy

Indycar race infobox
Name=Rexall Edmonton Indy
Track_

Venue=Rexall Speedway
Sponsor=Rexall
First race=2005
First IRL race=2008
Distance=186.2 miles
Laps=95
Previous names=West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix (2005)
West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix Presented by The Brick
(2006)
Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton (2007)

The Rexall Edmonton Indy is a round of the IndyCar Series held at a temporary circuit set up at the Edmonton City Centre Airport near the downtown area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was formerly called the Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton and was a round of the Champ Car World Series. It was one of three Champ Car races added to the 2008 IndyCar Series following the merger of the two American open wheel racing series.

The inaugural race was held in 2005 and was known as the West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix.It was known in 2006 as the West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix Presented by The Brick. In 2007, Katz Group signed with the Grand Prix of Edmonton as the race's lead sponsor.

2005 Festivities

The 2005 race festivities took place from July 15 through July 17, 2005.

Information on the 2005 West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton.

2006 Festivities

In 2006, there were 3 support series events. The Champ Car Atlantic Championship series, the CASCAR series and D-Sport Drifting Demo. The 2006 race festivities took place from July 21 through July 23, 2006. The CASCAR race event took place on Saturday, July 22, 2006. The Champ Car Atlantic Championship race, the Champ Car World Series race, and the D-Sport Drifting Demo all took place on Sunday, July 23, 2006.

Information on the 2006 West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton.

2007 Festivities

The 2007 race festivities took place from July 20 through July 22, 2007.

The Northern Alberta Sports Car Club held GT and Vintage class support races also.

Information on the 2007 Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton.

2008 Festivities

The 2008 race festivities took place July 24 through July 26, 2008. There were also 2 support series events, the Atlantic Championship series and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

The IndyCar Series race took place on Saturday and not Sunday in 2008 because of an agreement between the IRL and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. By agreement, the IRL is not permitted to race opposite the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Information on the 2008 Rexall Edmonton Indy.

Past winners

Champ Car World Series

Attendance

In its inaugural year (2005), Edmonton set the attendance record for a Champ Car event in Canada at 200,052.

External links

* [http://www.edmontonindy.com/ Edmonton Indy Website]
* [http://www.indycar.com/ IndyCar Series Website]
* [http://www.champcaratlantic.com/FrontPage.asp Atlantic Championship Website]
* [http://www.cascar.com/ CASCAR Superseries Website]
* [http://www.edmontonairports.com/ Edmonton Airports]
* [http://www.edmontonrace.com/ 2007 Northern Alberta Sports Car Club Support Race Website]

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